Skip to comments.Don't Count Rick Santorum Out Of The 2016 Presidential Race
Posted on 03/21/2013 4:28:46 AM PDT by God'sgrrl
And there was Santorum during his CPAC appearance, still not bashful about defending the Judeo-Christian moralview that is still shared by an overwhelming majority of Republican primary voters across the country. more here...
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No he isn’t.
The Catholic haters on the right will resist him and the socon vote will split between him and Huckabee or Perry or whatever and we’ll end up with Jeb.
I wish it were not true, but the socons are their own worst enemy. And I speak as a socon.
He was my 3rd choice but I think he was the best choice all along.
Good grief. The only thing worse is for Huckabee or Keys to run again.
He’s a boring white guy. I am tired of them. He’ll get less votes than Romney. A good conservative maybe, but I doubt he can win. I want someone who can win. Right now, Hillary is the frontrunner. I cannot stomach the thought of her after 8 years of Obama.
Sweater-vest boy doesn’t stand a chance.
I expect someone to offer Palin, who I adore, next.
It just isn’t going to happen.
Rick is dull and boring and has no charisma and is dull and boring and will never be President.
Also...... he is a loser
He doesn’t stand a chance in 2016, in my honest opinion. The field will be much more conservative than the 2012 field, with people whose social conservative credentials are as solid as his, which takes out his USP.
Can we not think outside the box with someone new, or are we destined to lose again? We desperately need black/hispanic candidates to split the racial vote. It is about winning, not about running the most honorable candidate.
Lets get behind a guy who lost his Senate seat in 2006... NOT!!!
Please—no more retread candidates.
Rick Santorum was the most unlikeable person in the primaries. If you are a fan I’m sorry, but that is just how he comes across to most potential voters.
he has to be in in order to be counted out
Well, if this doesn’t speak volumes. And Republicans wonder why they can no longer win presidential races, at the same time, democrats are belly laughing on the sidelines.
um... I think we had just about enough of old frothy in 2012.
Get’s my vote.
I am done with the Republican Elite Party. Twice now I have swallowed my principles and voted for the RINO’s that the party has put up for Presidential election and that had zero chance of winning. My franchise is more valuable to me then that and I will not waste it again.
Put a CONSERVATIVE up or piss off..........
You call Santorum “frothy” and yourself “freeper” at the same time? This is not the same Free Republic I remember. Did I step into the twilight zone?
This man inspires no one, nice enough guy but well we know where nice guys finish.
He has a horrible name and the personality of a doorknob. I don’t care how conservative he is, he stood no chance in 2012 and would do even worse in 2016 against a real field of conservatives.
Sorry but a guy WHO LOST HIS SENATE SEAT can’t win the Presidency... I’m sorry that is that is the fact.. We need new people to run..
He seems like a decent guy, but I don't think he's cut out for politics and has spent far too much time in government and inside the Beltway for my liking.
Santorum is simply not likeable and not sellable. He’s not a good conservative except on social issues, and he’s not the only Republican in America who is right on social issues. Think outside the box for a change.
Losing elections is an excellent predictor.
Rick Santorum is a loser. He is, in fact, a BIG loser, having lost a US Senate seat that he held in his home state by a landslide.
Like George Allen, like Rick Santorum, the number one rule of elections is STOP NOMINATING LOSERS.
Nothing personal, just business.
I'm amazed that people fall for this snake oil salesman time and time again. He's almost as bad as Huckabee.
We need to get behind a real conservative and we need to do it soon without the distractions of pseudo conservative like Romney, Santorum, Ryan, Huckabee etc.
Yay! Let’s get every retread loser running again in 2016! Get the Republican primary chock full of ‘em! It’ll make Jeb’s job all the easier as the conservative candidates go after each other like they did last round. Sigh...
Im no fan of Santrum by any means, but if losing their seat makes them a poor candidate than what is your opinion Of Allen West then?
Mr. “nice guy milk toast” Santorum was the brat on stage during the debates. A ‘one-issue’ candidate is NOT what we need!
I want someone that follows the U.S. Constitution. I want someone that thinks that the U.S. is a separate sovereign nation, and not ‘just one of many among the U.N.’ I want someone that will tell the UN to pack it up, and move to Europe or Ghana. I want someone that knows what the real military is all about. I want someone that knows what an earned, not given, dollar in the pocket does for John Q./Jane Q. Public.
I didn’t want Romney. RON Paul’s idiotic ideas for foreign policy would have us done in.
The only two from the last series of debates, that had my interest, and my five bucks, were Cain and Gingrich.
The new blood, forged from the 2010 elections, might be Cruz.
Madame Sarah can do what she will, yet I figure she has more free reign, and NO ONE can shut her up, and open-minded and voiced, as we all SHOULD be, and is not beholding to anyone else, either.
I can look with favor to LTCol West, who took no guff from the Washington insiders. Mia Love is another choice. The US has broken the color barrier, and we can thank the media for that. Now, let’s use that!
Career politicians, (those that are excellent examples for term limits), still believe in “The Rite of Ascension”. We need to cut that cord, permanently.
We need to revert to ‘serving citizens who go back to the farm’, when they are finished. We need to rid the Senate and Congress of the Socialists and Communists who are there now, and their underlings and staff.
We need to return the control of Senators to the governors of the States.
I know some of this might be a bit more than you might be thinking about, but this is where I begin the thought process about Washington, D.C.
No way. He is an Arlen Specter apologist. Nope. I would stay home. I am not going to vote for Rick OR Jeb. Go home fellas. We are sick of your brand.
I, with you, do not think Santorium could stand up to Hillary or even Joe Biden in a debate. He has trouble getting his message across and I think that if he could not finish the primary the last go around showed weakness that we do not need in our oval office.
Santorum in a ntl election would be like a Reagan landslide, only in reverse.
After watching the huckster help keep akin on the ticket, I’m sure he will help insure we lose to the democrat party again.
I voted for him in 2012 (actually preferred Newt), and now think had he been our candidate in 2012, he would have been blown out far worse than Romney.
I'm going to wait to see if we as a country can withstand the thrashing of the current administration, and wait to judge the 2016 primaries when (and if) they come along.
He’s another big-government Republican and his time has passed.
It’s a pity, really, because I do admire his personal pro-life stance and stories.
Everything about the guy just comes across as a winner who doesn't give a damn about what people think about him. You'll never see him stumbling around trying to explain some idiotic decision he made in the past. Not because he never makes idiotic decisions, mind you ... but because he never feels a need to justify himself to anyone.
yea...a person who speaks the truth. geez - the guy couldn’t win his home state as a senator, what chance does he have in the whole country?
Rick is a very decent man, a good man, but he’s NOT Presidential and could NEVER win because he couldn’t win his own state.<P.We need to TURN THE PAGE and look for NEW BLOOD.
I’m just saying the polls show her as the favorite. Hopefully America is not that stupid but they elected Obama twice. Whoever the dem candidate is, we’ve have a hard time beating him/her. We can’t compete with the party of free stuff.
We will remain in the twilight zone until we put forth a candidate that can garner more votes than the democrat. It doesn’t take a rino to win, but it’s a sure loss with the likes of Hucksters and Sanatoriums.
“the guy couldnt win his home state as a senator, what chance does he have in the whole country?”
I love listening to all the complaining half-hearted conservatives. And it’s not until you stop eating up your young will you even come close to winning an election. I suspect a bit of weeding needs to be done up in here, and it’s long overdue.
Unless everyone gets busy and closes the primaries in the states that gave us Dole, McCain and Romney then all of this babbling about who's conservative enough won't matter because we'll end up with who ever the Beltway Dem-a-lites pick for us.
And if that's another sweater vest wearing, no executive experience, lawyer turned career politician from the north east with a questionable record then by golly FReepers will take that suppository, jump on the band wagon out of panic and waddle to the polls in 2016 and vote for him just like the last couple of losers.
There’s a bunch of fakers trolling in here I suspect.
I can’t wait until everyone meets the REAL Rand Paul.